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Human tissue, data study eyes nuclear impact

  RICHLAND – Tucked away in a metal-sided warehouse at the Richland Airport, WSU researchers sift through years, even decades, of data files and human tissue samples in an attempt to track how previous nuclear workers were affected by plutonium, uranium and other nuclear-industry related elements.   The project is called “The United States Transuranium […]

No known cases of swine flu in Washington state

No cases of swine flu have been detected in Washington state, according to a press release by the state’s Department of Health, and the risk of exposure is currently low.   Both the Department of Health and the national Centers for Disease Control have issued several press releases on the swine flu outbreak and posted […]

Report illness, injury with new online form

As of the new year, there is an easier and faster way to report workplace injuries and illnesses via an online form. The completed form will be routed electronically to Human Resource Services (HRS), Environmental Health & Safety, and the employee’s supervisor. The revised Safety Policies and Procedures Manual (SPPM Section 25.20) on accident reporting describes […]

Tuberculosis case confirmed by Whitman County Public Health

The Whitman County Public Health Department has confirmed a case of pulmonary tuberculosis in a 20-year-old undergraduate student at Washington State University. Bruce Wright, director of WSU Health and Wellness Services, said he is confident the situation poses no general threat to other students or the population at large. He said health officers have interviewed […]